Wellness Blog

Posts By: Jen DiPaolo

non alcoholic sangria image

Support expectant mothers to have festive alternatives!

When a pregnant mother drinks…so does her unborn baby. During this upcoming holiday season, your FASD Community of Practice team would ask that you support any expectant mothers at holiday gatherings by offering them festive alternatives in lieu of alcoholic beverages. Here is a sample of a yummy festive mocktail: Countdown Mocktail: ½ oz passion… Read more »

Read More ›
upside down snowman

14 Tips to Beat The Winter Blahs

Sometimes winter can feel like it lasts forever and with that come changes to your mood, body, skin, sleep and overall attitude. There are simple ways in which you can take better care of you while you await the days of running your toes through the sand. Consider some of the following: Take vitamins daily… Read more »

Read More ›
sad girl

When a parent’s gut says something is not right…

A child slowly begins to retreat from their friends; another cannot stand the feel of clothing tags on his skin; a five year old that just won’t stop fidgeting; a young girl that can’t seem to leave the house anymore; a nine year old boy that is angry all the time. These are profiles of… Read more »

Read More ›
non alcoholic sangria image

Try These Summer Non-alcoholic Alternatives

With the warmer weather fast approaching it brings a time of parties, summer barbecue’s and lounging on the deck. Members of the FASD Community of Practice would like to remind you that NO amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. Offering a tasty and attractive non-alcoholic alternative makes it easier for expectant women to avoid… Read more »

Read More ›
non alcoholic sangria image

Holiday Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can seriously harm an unborn baby. Each year in Canada, it is estimated that nine babies in every 1,000 are born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The birth defects and developmental disabilities that result from FASD are preventable by avoiding alcohol during pregnancy. NO amount of alcohol is considered safe… Read more »

Read More ›
boy doing school work

Tips on Advocating for Your Child at School

Supporting a child with special education or mental health needs can at times be a challenging, emotional and overwhelming journey for any parent or caregiver. There are support groups, advocates and information services available in the local community to help families navigate through the school system. Know that your child has a right to an… Read more »

Read More ›